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Zink Book Review

Zink Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

Inspired by the real-life story of Kelly Weil, Zink is the story of one girl's emotional struggle with leukemia and the tribe of magical zebras that help her through the cancer.

Author: Cherie Bennett

At the age of nine, a young girl named Kelly Weir was diagnosed with cancer. She fought the cancer bravely and the doctors did everything they could for her but she passed away. In her last couple of months, she wrote a story about a Polka-dotted Zebra named Zink. What began with the story of Zink the Zebra became the Zink the Zebra Foundation. From there the story of Zink has inspired a play Zink: The Myth, The Legend, The Zebra and now a novel by Cherie Bennett.


Big Dreams

Rebecca Rose Zaslow, Becky to her friends, is a sixth grader who dreams of becoming a famous singer. She just has to get over her stage fright and sing at her school talent show. Becky also has leukemia, a cancer that affects her bones and her blood.


Dealing with an Illness

Zink is Becky's story of dealing with leukemia. It's about how her friends and family deal with her illness and how Becky handles life in the hospital. It's also about a magical tribe of zebras that cheer her up when she's sick.


The Zebras

The Zebras have a life of their own in their magical African land. They've all got attitude, from wise old Papa Zeke to the heroic Ice Z and Shlep - the monkey who wants to be a Zebra.


The Bottom Line

Zink is a sad story of courage that's full of interesting characters. It's a great read if you want something with heart. Just make sure you bring some tissues - it's a tear jerker.


Zink Rating: 5


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